robin pulfordRobin serves as Manager, Supplier Diversity at American Airlines, working to facilitate relationships with minority/women-owned, LGBT, veteran-owned and small businesses to give them potential opportunities to prove products and services for the airline.

Robin previously held the position of Sr. Commodity Manager, in the Procurement and Supply Chain department for six and a half years with American Airlines.  Her career experience spans thirty years in the Print, Promotions and Publishing industry.  

She was awarded the “Diversity First Award” for leadership in promoting collaboration in the Minority community and has been nominated several times for the DFW Minority Supplier Development Council “Buyer of the Year Award”.  Currently, Robin serves on the Women’s Business Council Southwest board and is a member of their Certification Committee.  Also, she is an active member of the Corporate Advisory Board of U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Southwest.

American’s Diversified Supplier Program is specifically design to bring the added value of diversity and inclusion to the company’s purchasing program.  With American Airlines’ commitment to supporting a diverse community through its Supplier Diversity Program, Robin’s position has afforded numerous opportunities to actively participate in supporting these efforts throughout her tenure.  She has represented American at various diversity focused workshops and networking events.

Robin has actively worked to help minority suppliers achieve the necessary inroads to connect and contribute in larger organizational environments.  She proactively identifies opportunities for minority, women-owned, LGBT, and small businesses through direct relationships with American Airlines and indirect relationships with their prime suppliers and contractors. 

Robin resides in Coppell, Texas with her husband and daughter.  

American Airlines
www.aa.com/supplierdiversity

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